The "Pearl" was a clipper barque, launched May 10 1855 from the shipyards of Mr Nathaniel Yates of White's Island in Hamilton Harbour. The barque was 252 tons burthen. Her various owners included Samuel Pruden Watson, Thomas Burch James, Solomon Hutchins (master mariner), and William Smith
Wm. Robertsons (Glasgow) Pearl. I've no definite details but would guess (from Miramar) built 1896, Shearer, Kelvinhaugh, 691 grt, scrapped 1950, lbp 56.4m.
The photo can be credited to Leslie W. Hansen,Cardiff.
My father has noted that " ss Pearl, the last vessel to load a cargo of lim